A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.
It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.
This position is established on a Forest Unit to assist the fire dozer operator with initial attack, fire, and fuels management activities. The helper also assists in support of other natural resource projects.
This is a primary firefighter position under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d).
This position is a Test Designated Position (TDP) under the Forest Service/Department of Transportation (DOT) Alcohol and Controlled Substances Testing Program.
Position may be required to drive vehicles that require a Class A or Class B Commercial Driver’s License, based on type or kind of equipment being operated.
For questions related to this position please contact Paul Churchill at 843-336-3248 or email@example.com
Temporary Appointment: Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours. Considerable travel may be required. Some positions involve work that requires travel away from the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles).
Position may be filled as a temporary appointment up to 6 months.
Hourly wage as shown is Rest of U.S. (RUS). Specific wage rate will vary by location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown on the vacancy announcement. Please click the following link to search for a specific location on the Federal Wage System Scale. http://www.cpms.osd.mil/wage/scheds/afusa.aspx
The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.
Minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required.
Will require a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
Subject to a negative drug test prior to entrance on duty.
Position requires a Work Capacity Test (WCT).
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.
Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.
Assists journeyman equipment operator in equipment operation and operates equipment under close supervision. Supports journeyman engineering equipment operators in operating heavy equipment, such as large industrial tractors, loaders, backhoes, graders, dump trucks, and soil compactors. Services and performs operator maintenance on equipment being performed. Receives training and learns the common and typical duties associated with operating heavy engineering equipment. Learns to operate controls and adjust equipment attachments. Performs maintenance and makes minor repairs and adjustments to equipment operated. Reports major mechanical problems to supervisor. Assists engineering operator in maintaining equipment for emergency use in fire suppression. Incumbent ensures that work is performed safely and efficiently in accordance with established standards. Receives and follows detailed instructions for new or difficult assignments. Under close supervision, performs service and operator maintenance on equipment being operated. General Labor Tasks Performs manual tasks that require prior work experience or training and some degree of manual skill and very heavy physical effort, such as installation of culverts or drainage structures, installation of water sources and associated pipelines, and water capture and storage structures. Assignments may also include repairing various types of equipment, such as house or equipment trailers. Performs other duties as assigned. Performs wildfire suppression support as directed within training and physical capabilities.
You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope and quality of all experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired. Applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge of the job elements identified in this announcement.
There is no substitution of education for this position.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:
A minimum 90 days experience performing wildland fire suppression duties as a member of an organized fire suppression crew or comparable unit that utilized knowledge of wildland fire suppression, containment or control techniques and practices under various conditions. This experience must be documented with specific dates in the online application or resume.
Must be 18 years of age
This position requires the selectee to obtain or possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and therefore, is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Department of Transportation (DOT)/Forest Service Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing Program. Applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use unless they currently occupy a TDP under the DOT/Forest Service Alcohol and Controlled Substances Testing Program. Final appointment is conditional on a negative drug test. This announcement constitutes 30 days advance notice.
WORK CAPACITY TEST (WCT) for Wildland Firefighters: This position participates in wildland firefighting activities. Based on the type of work performed, TAKING and PASSING the WCT at the MODERATE level is a "condition of employment." The Moderate fitness (Field) test requires completing a two (2) mile hike within thirty (30) minutes, while carrying a twenty-five (25) pound pack. You are strongly encouraged to consult with your physician and begin training immediately if applying for this position. This announcement constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated based on the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans’ preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans’ preference within each category.
Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the “Apply Online” button to the right.
To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=8f169626-a5bb-4079-a775-a13a00ae89f4
Health Insurance Coverage: As of July 17, 2012, firefighters who occupy a temporary position are covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Upon appointment you will be eligible to enroll in one of the many health plans available to employees.
For more information on the available federal health insurance plans go to: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/planinfo/index.asp
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
This is a bargaining unit designated position.
Career Transition Assistance Plan(CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, provide proof of eligibility. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agency's definition for a quality candidate to be considered. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay. Availability of government housing and federal day care facilities will vary by location. Applications received become the property of the USDA Forest Service and will not be returned.
Availability of government housing and federal day care facilities will vary by location.
Applications received become the property of the USDA Forest Service and will not be returned.
Some Fire positions may have Conditions of Employment such as: a valid state drivers license; a commercial drivers license (CDL); pre-appointment and random drug testing; or a physical or medical examination. There may be additional Conditions of Employment not listed here, however applicants will be notified of any specific requirements at the time a tentative job offer is made.
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